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Deathtrap @TRION – Hays State Prison

By: King Coe The Great!!
October 19, 2016

At Hays State Prison in Trion, GA, the administration uses its messhal or slave cafeteria to inflict its wrath. The prisoners call it a Deathtrap! It goes like this: The CERT (Correctional Emergency Response Team) runs the plantation! They don’t actually bother you unless it’s in here or inspection, most of the prisoners skip meals to avoid the harassment.

The kitchen stewards, who are contacted through ARAMARK Food Services, shake (give less than mandated) the spoon on the meals and it leaves prisoners hungry and they attempt to do what is called DOWOPPING (stealing another tray). This feat can be accomplished through means of trickery of the peonage staff also.

Well, the CERT sometimes misidentifies prisoners in their attempt to quell this tactic. They also simulate false accusations to lure innocent or certain individuals into their snare who they have an eye out for or ones who they want to put in a position to qualify to Tier 2 (see: Tier 2 aka The Torture Chamber, by B.L.A.Q.man Seer, 2015)

I will give you my brief encounter of the Deathtrap: On Sunday August 21, 2016, I went to breakfast like I normally do on my free days. The days where I don’t work in the slave-plantations kitchen. An inmate had already dowopped and I landed at the table where it was more trays than the allotted four that it seats. I noticed that my muffin was burned and pretty thin. I signaled to the LT at the window and he allowed me to approach. I showed him the complaint and was allowed to get another muffin.

While returning to my seat, another LT who had just returned by the name of Bradley stopped me and snatched my tray straight out of my hand. This happened so fast that I was likely stunned. He told me to “get out”! This pig accused me of stealin a tray and pointed to the table with four trays. In the midst of this confrontation, I see inmates jumping the rail to eat again instead of backing my cause. I say inmate(s) several times because us convicts stand together and inmates are inexperienced or selfish. The first LT did not attempt to thwart this escalating situation.

When seeing that I could not change this characters mind, I began to think fast. I still had my milk in my right hand at my side, so I switched it behind my back while this guy kept walking towards me all the while telling me to leave and I’m pleading with him to just listen to me. I also hear my comrade Master Cipher-EL say “You better not put your hands on him!”

That’s when I decided I must think for everyone around me, even this dumb-ass-pig and defuse the situation. i saw a massacre on these two idiots and in the famous words of the rapper Rocko Da Don “they didn’t even know it”.

I allowed LT Bradley to go ahead and push me out the door away from the rest of the dorm. Now if the CERT had been in this messhall instead of the other one, then this would’ve been SUICIDE! See that is because this is the blind area where they jump on us at. Why here??? NO CAMERAS! Luckily I was already in route to the hole when they responded to the call. It went without incident.

I was placed in admin-seg to 30 days. I lots my cook/baking detail and was relocated to C-2 when I came from D-1, the co-called thunder dorm…but believe it or not there was more unity in there than the pigs gave us credit for. I couldn’t think straight in C-2. Too much envy, hate, jealousy, anger…not my kind of environment. But anyways, that’s what the lumpen comrades call the DEATHTRAP@TRION

Peace, respect and encouragement to all…
B.L.A.Q.man King Coe

Officers Stage Historic Work Strike at Holman Prison

Holman CF, Atmore, Al. September 24, 2016.

Last night at Holman prison an emergency situation developed as ALL of the officers assigned to the second shift waged a historic work strike for the first time in the history of the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Assistant Commissioner Grantt Culliver was dispatched to the prison, where he then had to order supervisors from another prison, Atmore CF, to report to Holman prison just to be able to serve meals. The officers at Holman, who have been defying ADOC policy and speaking publicly to the media, had communicated their plans to F.A.M. members, and expressed their support for non-violent and peaceful demonstrations against the human rights conditions existent at Holman.

Officers have also complained about overcrowding and the need for a mass release, more education and rehabilitation programs, as well as issues with disease and filth. Officers reserved their harshest criticism towards the Commissioner’s officer and what they perceive as a lack leadership from Commissioner Dunno and Culliver.

First hand audio account available here.

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Pics/Video of Starbucks arrests urgently needed!

If anyone witnessed the events leading up to the three arrests at Starbucks on Friday, and particularly if anyone has pictures or video of what happened, please contact copwatcheastatlanta@riseup.net .  It could be very important to the cases of the three arrestees, who are facing trumped-up felony charges for things they didn’t do.

Updates on the National Prison Strike

The prison strike is going strong, with no signs of stopping!

For updates on the nationwide struggle, keep an eye on these pages:

https://itsgoingdown.org/prisonstrike-resistance-to-slavery-across-the-world/

http://www.maskmagazine.com/the-prisoner-issue/struggle/live-updates-prisoner-strike

Statement on the Sept 9th Solidarity March

On Friday protesters from many groups including Atlanta Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, Anarchist Black Cross, and Street Groomers staged a march through Midtown targeting corporations which profit from prison slavery.

Inmates across the country are engaged in strikes and resistance against the prison system, demanding fair pay for their labor and an end to inhumane conditions.

To support the unprecedented prison strike, we visited Wendy’s, McDonalds, Aramark and Starbucks; all companies which exploit prison labor. Police were aggressive and hostile, at one point trying to run over protesters with a squad car. When the march reached Starbucks, police violently arrested three protesters, indiscriminately macing bystanders and even other officers. A Starbucks customer has claimed that the protest attacked him, but this is false. It appears that the police were looking for any excuse to crack down on the protest.

The real crime is the prison system’s abuse, and we reject efforts by the police and corporate power to distract the issue with false charges and unfounded accusations.

Three Arrested in Atlanta at Prison Strike Solidarity March

Donate to help us free the 3 protesters who were arrested during today’s march.

[updated 8:30am 09/10/16]

Today marks the beginning of the national prison strike.  Prisoners all over the country are going on strike and refusing to cooperate with the unjust prison system.  They are demanding decent pay for work, decent food and living conditions, and an end to inhumane practices like solitary confinement.

In Atlanta, supporters marched through Midtown and disrupted several corporations which profit from prison slavery.  Wendy’s, McDonalds, Aramark, and Starbucks all got a visit.  When the march got to Starbucks, police made several violent arrests, using pepper spray and slamming people to the pavement.  At one point, police even tried to run marchers over with a squad car.

We are working hard to make sure all the protesters get free as soon as possible, so everyone can continue doing the important work of supporting the ongoing prison strike.  We can’t get them out without enough bail money though, so if you’re able to contribute, please follow the link below:

Bail Out Atlanta Prison Strike Supporters

[update 8:30am 09/10/16] :

The three Atlanta protesters are at the Fulton County Jail. Each of them is facing multiple felony charges and no bond has been set. Given the nature and number of the charges, we are expecting their bonds to be set high. Please share the donation link with your friends and other supporters of the prison strike. If you were there during the arrests or would like to give support in any other way, please contact Atlanta Black Cross through the contact page on this site.

Bail Out Atlanta Prison Strike Supporters

Hundreds of inmates riot at Florida prison two days before national prison protest

[…] a revolt at Holmes Correctional in Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday night, involving more than 400 inmates, caused damage to nearly every dorm during an uprising that lasted into the early morning. No one was seriously injured, but the department is concerned that the disturbance might be a harbinger of what’s to come.

The prison is currently shut down due to extensive damage, and all inmates had to be transported to other prisons.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article100618707.html

3 ways to support the prison strike this week

On September 8th, there will be a film screening of Ghosts of Attica, followed by a discussion about prisoner resistance in history and today.  We will include thoughts from current prisoners on the upcoming national prison strike.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1685933118394885/

 

On Sept 9th, the strike officially begins.  There will be a solidarity march in Atlanta targeting corporations which profit from the slave labor of prisoners.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1769506526595233/

 

On Sept 10th, Atlanta ABC is organizing a caravan to Donaldson Prison in Alabama to show visible support for the striking inmates there.  The demonstration begins at 10am, we will leave Atlanta early Saturday morning.  Please get in touch if you can participate.

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